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  • Twelve Years in Vermont: The Good, the Bad and the Best
    Twelve Years in Vermont: The Good, the Bad and the Best

    This time of year always reminds me of the importance of taking chances, pursuing happiness, and loving yourself even when life is hard. Twelve years ago this week, on November 1, 2006, I returned to my home state of Vermont after spending six years in Boston....

  • 10 Things to Do Outside in Vermont This Summer
    10 Things to Do Outside in Vermont This Summer

    *updated May 21, 2019* Summer in Vermont is short, so there’s a lot to pack in. Whether you feel like hiking, biking, swimming or catching a live performance, there are endless possibilities for soaking up Mother Nature. Here are ten ways to make the most of...

  • A Perfect Weekend Getaway in Bristol
    A Perfect Weekend Getaway in Bristol

    When I'm visiting Bristol, Vermont, the small town reminds me of a place out west I’ve never visited, like Park City or Durango. Historic, flat-roofed buildings with striped awnings and American flags line Main Street, where it’s nearly impossible to miss the gorgeous, dramatic view of...

  • 4 Northeast Kingdom Outdoor Activities to Enjoy this Summer
    4 Northeast Kingdom Outdoor Activities to Enjoy this Summer

    When it comes to Northeast Kingdom outdoor activities, Vermont's most rural region has everything you could ask for. It’s easy to spend your days in this remote corner of Vermont biking, paddling, fishing, or hiking. This area of Vermont is home to more than 37,500...

  • 9 Things to Do in Vermont this Fall
    9 Things to Do in Vermont this Fall

    Fall foliage season is here, and there's no better time to be out and about in Vermont. Fall fairs, hiking, and apple picking are just a few of the fun options. Here are nine things to do in Vermont this fall. Get Out in the Green...

  • 6 Vermont Fire Towers to Visit While Hiking
    6 Vermont Fire Towers to Visit While Hiking

    Vermont was once home to dozens of fire towers across the state. According to the Green Mountain Club’s 360 Degrees: A Guide to Vermont’s Fire and Observation Towers, 38 fire towers once stood in Vermont. Today, there are far fewer. Many fire towers were built by...

  • 5 Things To Do in Manchester This Summer
    5 Things To Do in Manchester This Summer

    Manchester is many things to different people: a ski town, a shopping destination, or a summer getaway for golfing and fly-fishing. For me, Manchester is home. To celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary, Dave and I opted to get out of Burlington for a child-free weekend...

  • Connecting with Nature at a Tiny Treehouse in Lincoln
    Connecting with Nature at a Tiny Treehouse in Lincoln

    The treehouse in the backyard of Harrison Reynolds and Ellie Bryant’s home earns rave reviews on Airbnb. Perched 30-feet above ground and anchored by four maple trees, the treehouse stands in the shadow of Mount Abraham in Lincoln. Nearly every weekend of the year, visitors looking...

  • 12 Best Small Towns for Foliage in Vermont
    12 Best Small Towns for Foliage in Vermont

    Looking for recommendations for the best small towns for foliage in Vermont? Every autumn it seems there are endless top 10 lists highlighting the best places to see fall foliage in Vermont. Year after year, you’ll find dozens of recommendations for fall travel that often include...

  • Soaking Up the Final Weeks of Summer in the Green Mountains
    Soaking Up the Final Weeks of Summer in the Green Mountains

    Lakes are nice, but when it's summer in the Green Mountains, I prefer exploring the peaks. Last week, I spent five days visiting Vermont ski areas -- Smugglers' Notch, Stowe Mountain Resort, and Bromley Mountain -- for my work with All Mountain Mamas, a family travel...